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    Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease

    This free course Histology microscopy anatomy and disease will help you understand the basic principles of light microscopy before introducing you to histology concentrating on the structure function and relationship of normal human tissues

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    20 Jan 2020

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    This free course, Histology, microscopy, anatomy and disease, will help you...
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    Getting started with Spanish 1

    If you want to learn a new language for work or for leisure this free course will introduce you to one of the most widely spoken languages in the world Spanish Whether this is the first time that you are learning Spanish or you have already picked up some words and phrases from travelling across the Spanishspeaking world this course is for you This introduction offers the perfect opportunity to develop the skills needed to communicate effectively in Spanish in everyday contexts This OpenLearn course is an extract from the beginning of the Open Centre for Languages and Cultures short courseLXS001 Beginners Spanish 1 EmpezamosAfter completing this free course you may wish to register for the full course to continue your learning

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Feb 2021

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 08 Feb 2021
    If you want to learn a new language for work or for leisure, this free course will...
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    Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write but never quite had the courage to start This free course Start writing fiction will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2018

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    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
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    You and your money

    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt how much it costs and the different types of credit they can or cannot access This free course You and your money explores these issues with respect to the wider changing social and economic context

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 May 2020

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    An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and...
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    The science of alcohol

    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for thousands of years This free course The science of alcohol looks at the science behind the processes of brewing distilling and vinification and how many of our beverages are made A historical aspect is also covered showing how the modern production techniques have developed from ancient methods and how scientists ensure that products are safe to drink The course also looks at the biological effects of alcohol and how it affects the human body

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2020

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    Alcohol plays a considerable part in the daily lives of humanity and has done for...
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    Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon

    This free course Beginners French A trip to Avignon helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town You will learn how to understand and give directions ask about accommodation book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera The course also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech By the end of the course you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns seeking clarification and dealing with numbers You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills

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    15 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Sep 2018

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    This free course, Beginners’ French: A trip to Avignon, helps you to acquire the...
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    Network security

    Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can be used in security This free course Network security which assumes you have a substantial knowledge of computing helps to explain the intricacies of the continually changing area of network security by studying the main issues involved in achieving a reasonable degree of resilience against attacks

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    25 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Mar 2016

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    Encryption of files and firewalls are just some of the security measures that can...
  • An introduction to crime and criminology

    Crime evokes a wide variety of reactions in people fear anger fascination excitement curiosity This course An introduction to crime and criminology considers the relatively commonplace problem of vandalism in the form of graffiti as one example through which to explore your own views about an everyday sort of crime The course goes on to consider how social scientists and criminologists in particular study and seek to understand problems of crime The course invites you to develop what can be called your criminological imagination This in part involves viewing criminological issues or problems from multiple perspectives but also encourages you to recognise that private troubles and social issues are often linked together

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    6 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2020

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    Crime evokes a wide variety of reactions in people: fear, anger, fascination,...
  • Personal branding for career success

    This free coursePersonal branding for career successconsiders what a personal brand is and whether you currently have one Youll look in detail at theories and examples of personal branding and relevant marketing processes and practices Youll identify the values skills knowledge and expertise that you want to promote to employers and consider different ways to build and present your own brand

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Jan 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 09 Jan 2020
    This free course, Personal branding for career success, considers what a...
  • Understanding ADHD

    This free course Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD explores the experience of ADHD from the perspective of those who are diagnosed with the condition and those who care for them It covers the contribution of scientific research to understanding ADHD with a focus on assessing the effectiveness and mechanism of action of treatments and therapies

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2021

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  • Introduction to critical criminology

    This free course Introduction to critical criminology provides a brief introduction to critical criminological thinking It defines the ways in which critical criminologists take a critical stance on the fundamental concepts practices and institutions associated with crime and criminal justice systems

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    Free course

    2 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2018

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    Advanced level Duration 2 hours Updated 19 Jul 2018
    This free course, Introduction to critical criminology, provides a brief...
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    Discovering chemistry

    Chemistry lies at the centre of our modern life playing a part in areas as diverse as the development of new drugs and materials analysing our environment through to more mundane activities such as washing your clothes and making your tea But to truly understand the role chemistry plays you need to have a sound grasp of a number of fundamental principles This free course Discovering chemistry introduces you to some of these concepts beginning with the idea that everything that you can see is made of building blocks called atoms This leads on to a look at the chemical elements and how they are arranged in the Periodic Table enabling chemists to rationalise patterns in their chemical and physical behaviour Next you will consider chemical reactions specifically how atoms combine with other atoms to form molecules and how molecules combine with other atoms or molecules to form bigger molecules You will meet simple tried and tested theories to explain the bonding in molecules and at how their shapes may be explained and indeed predicted And in a wider sense youll be looking at why reactions happen at all and how fast they go This is also a beginners level course in the language of the chemist youll learn about symbols formulas and how chemical equations which represent reactions are constructed Finally you will see how chemists count atoms and molecules essential for making up solutions of a known concentration in order to carry out a reaction or performing a chemical analysis

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Mar 2020

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    Chemistry lies at the centre of our modern life, playing a part in areas as...
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    Organisations and management accounting

    This free course Organisations and management accounting examines the nature of organisations specifically their objectives and structure Organisational objectives and structure determine management functions and responsibilities within the organisation

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    07 Nov 2019

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    This free course, Organisations and management accounting, examines the nature of...
  • Risk management

    Recent decades have seen an array of news stories where risk management failings have undermined an organisation and dented the credibility of its management These failings have led to the demise of some companies for example Lehman Brothers WorldCom and Enron Worse than this in many instances the failings have resulted in deaths and injuries as with the Piper Alpha oil platform disaster in the North Sea in 1988 or the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in 2010Successful organisations embed a culture of risk management in all areas of their activities To achieve this requires effective and practical risk management education The course particularly benefits all those engaged as risk managers those seeking to develop their risk management capabilities and those like board members who have ultimate responsibility for risks within their organisations Additionally all those with or seeking a career in management in any organisation will benefit from the understanding of risks and how to manage them

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    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Jan 2020

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    Risk management
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 02 Jan 2020
    Recent decades have seen an array of news stories where risk management failings...
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    Planning a project

    Gantt charts critical path analysis SMART objectives and estimation skills are just some of the topics covered in this free course Planning a project to help you understand how to plan for a project You will gain an appreciation of the range of planning techniques available and the situations in which it is appropriate to use them

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Apr 2019

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    Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

    This free badged open course Microgravity living on the International Space Station will help you to consider microgravity environments in more detail than before You will make direct comparisons of some important physical values between the International Space Station ISS the Earth and the Moon

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 04 Dec 2019
    This free badged open course, Microgravity: living on the International Space...
  • Caring for adults

    Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role either paid or unpaid It builds on what you already know to give you a better understanding of your role as a carer It also supports your own wellbeing by giving you some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress

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    Free course

    15 hours

    Updated on:

    25 Jun 2020

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    Caring for adults
    Beginner level Duration 15 hours Updated 25 Jun 2020
    Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role, either...
  • Understanding different research perspectives

    This free course Understanding different research perspectives explores the development of the research process looking at the different perspectives from which an issue or phenomenon can be investigated and highlights the main methodologies that can be used to investigate a business issue By looking at different perspectivesapproaches to issues and phenomena different research methodologies and ethical considerations this course will sustain the development of a research study from the initial idea of what to investigate to the elaboration of specific research questions the research design strategy and methodology

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the...
  • Infection and immunity

    In this free course Infection and immunity you will be introduced to infectious diseases and to the biological agents that invade our bodies and cause them pathogens You will also learn about the immune system the human bodys vital defence against pathogens Along the way you will learn about the scientific method and how it has helped scientists understand pathogens and aid the prevention of infectious disease But the challenge is ongoing Pathogens are everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes As you will see the fight against infectious disease remains critical for global health today

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Mar 2020

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 25 Mar 2020
    In this free course, Infection and immunity, you will be introduced to infectious...
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    Starting with psychology

    The most important and greatest puzzle we face as humans is ourselves Boring 1950 p 56 Humans are a puzzle one that is complex subtle and multilayered and it gets even more complicated as we evolve over time and change within different contexts When answering the question what makes us who we are psychologists put forward a range of explanations about why people feel think and behave the way they do Just when psychologists seem to understand one bit of who we are up pops some new evidence to show a different side It is not easy to pin down all the many influences This free course Starting with psychology makes a start

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    5 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 May 2019

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    The most 'important and greatest puzzle' we face as humans is ourselves (Boring,...
  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing This free course Writing what you know will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2019

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Jul 2019
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
  • Astronomy with an online telescope

    By Dr Alan Cayless, Dr Jo Jarvis

    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains You will develop a handson understanding of telescopic observationsusing the Open Universitys own robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars evolve and study variable stars For those new to astronomy andor the use of robotic telescopes this course provides a practical introduction and will prepare you for further OU study where remotely operable telescopes feature

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Aug 2019

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    Astronomy with an online telescope
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 07 Aug 2019
    This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide...
  • Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home school college or workplace How do all the computers phones tablets printers and other devices connect and work together In this free course Discovering computer networks hands on in the Open Networking Lab you can explore how computer networks operate discover how data is sent around the internet put your understanding into practice using an inbuilt network simulator to create your own simulated computer networks

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    Free course

    24 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2019

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    Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
    Introductory level Duration 24 hours Updated 30 Oct 2019
    Have you ever wondered how the internet gets into your home, school, college or...
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    Financial accounting and reporting

    This free course Financial accounting and reporting discusses how accountants act as processors and purveyors of information for decision making and the needs of those who use accounting information It also looks at the role performed by accountants and notes the need to be aware of relevant regulatory and conceptual frameworks

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    24 Sep 2019

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    This free course, Financial accounting and reporting, discusses how accountants...
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    Understanding dyslexia

    Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills This free course Understanding dyslexia analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation Please note that this course was written around 10 years ago and so reflects best practice in this area at that time We are currently looking to update the course to include some more recent theories and examples

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    20 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Jun 2019

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    Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. This free course, Understanding...
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